Charles Kelley — “The Driver”

by on October 1, 2015


1. I haven’t been inspired to write in nearly a year. Heard lots of good songs but few great ones. Frustrated by radio that encourages “me-too” soundalikes with little substance or depth. Heard great records by Isbell, Stapleton, and such, but they get plenty of press and don’t need my two cents. But then yesterday, […]

5 Great Non-singles of 2014: Deb Bose’s picks

by on December 29, 2014

I asked a few friends to contribute their lists of great non-singles from the past year. Deb Bose is someone whose opinion on songs I have come to respect, as well as her knowledge about the music business. She’s a Twitter must-follow at @WindmillsMusic. You can read all the 2014 non-singles lists here. Here is her list:

5 Great Non-singles of 2014

by on December 26, 2014

I’ve done this the past two years, and it’s one of my favorite posts to write. There’s so much depth on country records that many people don’t get to. In fact, some of my favorite songs were never singles. Hope this gives you a few jumping off points on some deep records. The only rule: […]

A Conversation with Angaleena Presley

by on September 10, 2014


Angaleena Presley was 30 minutes late because she was writing a song, which is forgiven, of course. Her debut LP American Middle Class releases October 14th. So you just finished writing a song by yourself. Do you do that a lot? It’s random that I get inspired to write by myself, because I’m rarely by […]